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Coronavirus in Monroe County: 241 new cases

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Updated: October 15, 2021 06:57 PM
Created: April 01, 2020 04:05 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Department of Public Health reported 241 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

A New York State web page tracks which variants of the virus are spreading in New York and another one tracks breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people.

The county is averaging 218 new cases per day over the past week, with a seven-day rolling average positivity rate of 4.2%, per the latest update to the county's COVID-19 dashboard on Oct. 15.

The seven-day COVID-19 case rate was 204.51 through Oct. 13 according to the Centers for Disease Control, which it defines as high.

According to health officials, 74.6% (479,377 people) of Monroe County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 430,301 residents, or 66.9% of the population, are fully vaccinated as of Oct. 4. The county has not updated the vaccination numbers since.

Monroe County's COVID data tracker shows 232 COVID patients hospitalized and 54 in the ICU as of Oct. 12, which is the last day it was updated.

According to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker, 7.47% of Monroe County's hospital beds were occupied by COVID patients, and 11.74% of Monroe County's ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients as of Oct. 10.

To date, 1,412 people in Monroe County have died from COVID-19 since March 2020.

The Monroe County Department of Public Health resumed providing an update on new COVID-19 cases every weekday on July 27. The CDC's numbers are updated daily but lag by several days.

Click here to view the Monroe County COVID-19 Dashboard.

County residents who believe they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can call 585-753-5555 or email COVID19@monroecounty.gov.

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